Yoopers in Huffington Post

Joshua Pearce and Jay Meldrum
Joshua Pearce and Jay Meldrum

You’ve Probably Never Heard Of A Yooper, But Here’s Why You’ll Wish You Were One

The term “yooper,” a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, will be added to the upcoming edition of the Merriam-Webster dictionary, according to the Escanaba Daily Press, and not a second too soon. It’s all because of one man who spent more than a decade making the case for the term when he realize he couldn’t use it as an official word during a Scrabble game.

While hunting is common, yoopers are some of the most dedicated nature lovers. From large-scale recycling programs to experimental indoor aquaponic gardening, companies and academics are looking at new ways to promote sustainability and improve the environment.

Read more at the Huffington Post, by Kate Abbey-Lambertz.